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What are you reading? November 2013

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Thu November 21st, 2013, 11:02 pm

We only ate half and took the rest home. Congrats on the diet success EC. Stewart's Arthur books are great, but her romantic suspense novels are fun, even though they are dated. So weird to have people smoking on planes.
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Post by annis » Fri November 22nd, 2013, 5:31 am

Crikey, Misfit, that omelette would feed a family of five :)

Currently reading Ian Rankin's latest mystery (not HF), Saints of the Shadow Bible. Is that a fabulous title, or what? Love Rankin, and Rebus and Fox together are doubly good.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Fri November 22nd, 2013, 9:23 am

[quote=""Nefret""]That is one big omelet. I like getting those sometimes because I have lunch for the next day too. As for Mary Stewart (she spells it the right way even), I've been wanting to read The Crystal Cave for a while.[/quote]

Me too - I only got it last year as it was out of print for ages, then I found out the series had been re-issued, yay. I had the next 2 books but couldn't get that one :(
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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Post by Vanessa » Fri November 22nd, 2013, 3:19 pm

I'm just about to start The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig. I'm hoping for a fun read!
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Post by fljustice » Fri November 22nd, 2013, 5:57 pm

Finished Mornings on Horseback about Theodore Roosevelt's parents and his early years. Enjoyed the background on his family, but the information on TR is slight compared to Edmund Morris' first book. Continuing with Amy Tan's Saving Fish from Drowning and haven't chosen my next Nook book yet.
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Post by Nefret » Sat November 23rd, 2013, 2:27 am

Started Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman last night. :D
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by Susan » Tue November 26th, 2013, 1:19 am

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. My hold from eLibraryNJ came through on the day I finished a book. Serendipity!
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Post by fljustice » Tue November 26th, 2013, 5:05 pm

Finally jumped in on more fiction. Currently reading The Warrior's Path (When Women Were Warriors #1). Good start.
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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Tue November 26th, 2013, 5:24 pm

Wondering whether or not to bail out on Shadow of Night.
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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Post by Nefret » Wed November 27th, 2013, 4:04 am

Put aside Madame Tussaud, I'm just not in the mood for this time period.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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